When IID Architects wanted an aluminium rainscreen panel with extrusions that ‘float’ on the wall they contacted Dales. IID were designing a new STEAM Tower & VI Form for Wimbledon High School. They knew what they wanted but needed a manufacturer. Dales had the necessary design experience and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
The project also required an aluminium eaves system with Dales monocoque support system. The eaves intersect with vertical feature fin cladding that runs from the eaves down to the ground, integrating the old with the new.
The £7million development was named Project Ex Humilibus by the school and includes constructing a new floor over existing buildings to provide a STEAM Tower, VI form, improved dining facilities and new assembly hall.
The technically demanding build for Neilcott Construction included a restricted site, the school remaining operational throughout and the impact of Covid. Dales products were fitted to a high standard by John Nason Fascia, Soffits & Gutters.
All photos with kind permission of John Nason Fascia, Soffits & Gutters
Dales designed and manufactured aluminium rainscreen panels with ‘floating’ square extrusions
The vertical feature fin cladding runs from ground floor up to the eaves